There are two things that a freelancer will always deal with: imposter syndrome and loneliness.
Going through the wringer of assessing your own value, you confront the reality of what it takes to get an offer in front of a person. You’ve got to just do it.
Knowing full well as I dive into learning more about email copywriting, there will come a point where I’ve got to take the leap of faith. Thankfully, after you’ve taken a…
Analysis paralysis, go die.
There is a level of balance that is nowhere near an equal split between the exchange of action and planning.
Doesn’t seem like anyone can make a final consensus on this either.
Whether we complain about the people who don’t do any planning at all or vouch for the time exchange that planning will save on time, there is a point where there is only so much “knowledge” that’s relevant.
With a goal like this, not really much time to dwell on the proper way to move forward as being book smart is no substitute for…
Tidbits of planning over the weekend, so I won’t unnecessarily recap it.
A hard-learned lesson I’ve learned as I was making attempts at dropshipping was to start with little to no capital.
I, quite frankly, had zero cash flow.
It’s funny though. Every well-meaning dropshipper you find on YouTubers mentioned a start-up budget, it’s got to be at least $1000, yadda yadda.
In my extremely naive brain of mine, I thought I could work around this by immediately working on a well-designed brand.
Lo’ and behold, I realized the importance of that so-called, “budget”.
The reason you have a…
Hello… hello, hello!
On September 3rd, this marks the start of a journey I’ve embarked on for quite some time. I wanted to create this series because, first of all, my God, I’m unbelievably tired of all the cumbersome fear that’s kept me in this place in my life. And secondly, I wanted to make some cold hard cash, because I’ve got some things I want to buy too, materialism ain’t so bad in small doses, don’t spoil my dreams!
To start, here are the guidelines of the goal:
The hidden change that isn’t talked about: boredom.
If you’ve been pushing towards your dreams and have made it past the point where you’ve had a few checkpoints of gratification, then you’ve got all the satisfaction you need. The process is fun in itself.
It’s an amazing thing to experience at times and that whole adage of, “do what you love”, starts to make a lot more sense.
Through all the effort, all the stress, and the pains that were necessary to understand your business, you’ve learned to find that precious consistency and stability within it. You’ve finally moved past…
This week I made $4000 in investments. Never would have expected it, and it’s a first for me. Just a lucky strike to say the least.
This week, I was also able to finally push past the demands of my client and get them exactly what they asked for. For someone I know who’s clearly smarter than me, it feels good to get the work done right.
The overwhelming feeling may be joy at this given moment, but I realized pretty quickly that during these happier moments of business, it’s when I’m more susceptible to things that may go wrong.
Purely negative emotions: stress, anxiety, nervousness, etc are emotions that I find to be additional context during the day of business.
Well, to be franker, these emotions had to be framed in a positive light as they are persistent emotions throughout the day.
Today was no exception.
Daytrading sprinkled in with a marketing business is a recipe for emotional peaks and valleys.
But, getting through them, having the chance to write about them at the end of the day, gives me this fresh sense of perspective. It’s almost like the euphoria after a good run. …
It’s difficult at times to realize what is a problem associated with technical ability or raw communication. Regardless of what you may work on, you’re working on a team, or at least you should be.
Beyond the whole, “nothing great has been achieved alone”, going about business alone is a death sentence.
No matter how much pride you may have, no matter how intelligent you think you are, you’ve got to seek help at times. An obstacle anyone will encounter is being blinded by the perception of your own problems.
Don’t do it when you’ve already crashed and…
There have been many moments where I planned to get started on Medium. I would create all sorts of elaborate plans as to how I would start my fame on this platform. It never came to be. I’m dumb and my plan was dumb and now I’ve got nothing to write about.
For the past 3 years, I’ve been neck-deep in figuring out how to navigate entrepreneurship(it’s hard) and developing business(it’s also hard). Over time, it has evolved and ultimately shaped much of my personality and honestly, I wouldn’t change anything about what I did.
Running your business…